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|1. (WO2001005155) INTERNET SHOPPING SYSTEM UTILIZING SET TOP BOX AND VOICE RECOGNITION|
|Title:||INTERNET SHOPPING SYSTEM UTILIZING SET TOP BOX AND VOICE RECOGNITION|
An Internet-based electronic shopping system hosted on a television set-top-box (10) combination controlled by a remote control unit (14). The set-top box (STB) includes a tuner (82) an internal or external modem and/or cable modem, configured to communicate with an Internet service provider (24, 42) over the appropriate transmission media. The STB also includes purpose type application software such as voice recognition software (78) and bar code recognition software (80) to support an electronic shopping system. The remote control (14) includes a keypad (30), microphone (32), speaker (34) and an optional camera (36). Data input to an Internet shopping Web program accessed through the STB, Web browser (70) may thus be made through the microphone, keypad, and the camera. If the remote control unit includes the camera, bar code information may be scanned by the remote control unit and transmitted to the STB for identifying an item to be purchased.